August 13, 2020

Why My Vows Spark Joy

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Last week you asked me to describe taking lifetime vows within the Bruderhof, the family-based Christian community to which I belong, and why I told you this commitment is a source of joy for me.

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March 9, 2020

Things My Father Taught Me

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Whenever I see a father walking along and holding his daughter’s hand, I get a deep sense of security. I held my own father's hand as long as I could. And since letting go of it for the last time, I’ve had years to ponder just what my father taught...

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February 6, 2020

Beyond the Line of Fire

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The immense suffering across our country caused by the ongoing drought and mega-fires is of great concern to us. We’re doing our best to help out, even if only in small ways, to encourage our friends and neighbors, and to lend a hand where possible.

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October 22, 2019

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude

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Gratitude, celebration, giving thanks – even for the smallest of gifts – became a new way of living for me, a kind of oxygen I couldn’t get enough of, a transformative way of being. I filled my first “gratitude journal,” and kept going. Here are my...

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